Why in the year 2011 doesn't every NASCAR sanctioned track have safer barriers (also known as soft walls)?
I mean did you see that last lap crash started by Boris Said that slammed David Ragan and David Reuttiman into walls with no safer barriers? Surethey both walked away. But that doesn't negate the fact that NASCAR is playing with fire by continuing to race at tracks that don't have the latest safety features.
"It's a shame that a race track that we go to in 2011 doesn't have a better wall design all the way around the racetrack," Ragan said after the race. "But hopefuly they will look at that. I've been to some dirt tracks that have better walls then that."
And the Davids weren't the only one to have a frightening encounter with the wall at Watkins Glen. Earlier in the race Denny Hamlin had something break in his car and it went straight into the wall at full speed. He said after the race it was the most scared he had ever been in a race car and later tweeted,"I'm ok.. I don't know what broke but that was one of the hardest hits I've ever had."